Speed Up Surfing

BY STANLEY ZAROWIN

Q. Because of my location I’m stuck with a dial-up Internet connection and, as you can imagine, it doesn’t surf the Net, it crawls. How can I boost the speed?

A. One thing you can do is program your browser to omit graphics, which demand loads of downloading time. That will improve the speed, but, of course, you’ll miss out on the pictures. To omit graphics, if your browser is Internet Explorer, click on Tools , Internet Options and the Advanced tab. In the Internet Options dialog box scroll in the Settings window to the Multimedia category and remove the check at Show Pictures . Then click on Apply and OK .

Another alternative is to add an accelerator to your modem software. That subject was covered in this column in the April 2004 JofA , page 91 ( www.aicpa.org/pubs/jofa/apr2004/tech_qa.htm ).

SPONSORED REPORT

Keeping client information safe in an age of scams and security threats

A look at the Dirty Dozen tax scams and ways to protect taxpayer information.

TECHNOLOGY Q&A

How to create maps in Excel 2016

Microsoft Excel 2016 has two new mapping capabilities. J. Carlton Collins, CPA, demonstrates how to make masterful 2D and 3D maps in Excel 2016.

QUIZ

News quiz: IRS enforcement, a hot job, and audit value

The IRS’s 2016 Data Book, a “hot job” of particular interest at this time of year, and insight into how executive and audit committees view the insights from financial statement audits received attention recently. See how much you know with this short quiz.